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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, May 12, 2010 913 ROBERTS, from page 8B from laterals to mains to manholes." Other jobs have been var- ied, from residential paving .in Graeagle to parking lots, a new Sally port at the Plumas I County Jail, and roofing at the Chester Memorial Hall. They have also donated a lot of work to projects like the Cy Hall Memorial Museum, the Indian Valley Commu- nity Center and others. And after snowstorms, Vernon is fequently seen plowing neighbors out of their mishaps. When not busy with work, Vernon and Marion enjoy some playtime with little Dozer, their peppy pugdog. In his spare time, Vernon Roberts, above, likes to putter with street rods like this 1937 Pontiac Chief that was built for comfort and towing and was once owned by Garth Brooks. Photo by Alicia Knadler What some neighbors thought was the beginning of an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the Roberts' side yard is actually a huge floor with radiant heat for Vernon's new shop and garage. Photo submitted Shrub i'oses can sol00/e many garden prol00lems Stroll your neighborhood and chances are you'll spot landscape shrub roses deco- rating someone's garden or backyard. Take a drive into town and you'll see them in a variety of contexts. If you haven't noticed, land- scape shrub roses have taken the country by storm. In home gardens, in containers and along highways, these low- maintenance roses bloom continuously from spring until frost with little to no effort. "Anybody can grow these hard-working roses, no matter where they live. If you can grow grass, you can grow land- scape shrub roses," says James A. Baggett, editor of Country Gardens Magazine. He likes Knock Out roses for their drought tolerance and disease resistance, especially against black spot. When designing with shrub roses, think of them as you would any flowering shrub, only this one will bloom con- tinuously all season and do all the work for you. Here are some tips on usir/g landscape shrub roses in the garden and throughout the landscape. Problem solvers Whether you live in a city or the 'burbs, have a small garden plot or large acreage, the gardening and decorating possibilities with shrub roses are endless. Plant them indi- vidually among other shrubs, annuals and perennials, in mixed beds and bqrders. Pot up a container Renowned garden designer Jon Carloftis prefers to plant shrub roses in containers. "I like to give them perfect plant- ing conditions such as good drainage, rich soil and the ad- dition of regular fertilizer that won't be an overdose to neigh- boring plants," he says. "The results are outstanding when roses are planted in formal urns or combinations of rustic pots." From small apartments to grand homes, containers filled ith shrub roses bring an un- derstated sophistication to any sized deck, porch and pa- tio. Pot them up in large and small containers, around a gazebo, poolside or your en- tranceway for the perfect plant for all seasons. Close to home Nothing says simple elegance like the original Knock Out rose. Try planting them "en masse" against your front porch or home. The large dus- ters of cherry-red blooms say "welcome" with a generous bloom cycle of every five to six weeks. Against your house, porch or deck, the riCh, eye-pop- ping red color is a sure winner. Curbside appeal Looking for plants with great curbside appeal that add year-round beauty? Cluster shrub roses around a mailbox or blend with perennials to create visual curb appeal. Plant the award-winning Rain- bow Knock Out along with perennials. This lovely coral pink rose complements any color scheme, and the blooms almost look hand-painted with rich yellow at the base. The plant adds height and color for maximum curbside appeal. Now you see it... Do you have an unsightly utility unit, shed, trash can or pool pump you want to hide? How about a slope or a haz- ardous spot to fill? Group hardy and attractive roses for a showy "cover-up." Try plant- ing Pink Double Knock Out with double flowers in a cheerful bubble gum hue. Unfazed by heat, this hardy shrub rose will cover up those unsightly spots with a pink profusion of color. Borders and more Want to create a natural privacy fence in your back- yard? Shrub roses will keep wandering children, pedestrians or stray dogs out of the landscape with a colorful "living wall" hedge. Create an English garden Stake and trim your favorite shrub roses to grow as small rose trees for the look and feel of an English garden. Mix in old-fashioned favorites such as spiraea and hydrangea to create an enviable cottage garden. 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